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QKA in the News: 35 Incredible Years

09/29/21

Despite a transition to the fall season that looks a little different than we all expected, we are grateful to have had the opportunity to mark our 35th anniversary alongside a wonderful team and excellent clients, with many opportunities to reflect on QKA’s legacy and impact. Thank you to top industry publications Building Design + Construction and School Construction News ...

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QKA Again Ranked Among the North Bay’s ‘Best Places to Work’

09/21/21

For the twelfth year, QKA is honored to have been named one of the North Bay Business Journal’s Best Places to Work. It remains a top priority to foster an equitable and rewarding environment for all of our employees, as reflected by our recent transition to majority employee ownership and commitment to social justice and transparency, including assessing and updating our policies to...

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QKA Included in Press Democrat Return to Office Coverage

09/15/21

You know what they say about the best laid plans… QKA’s Mark Quattrocchi was interviewed by local publication The Press Democrat on the firm’s fall reopening plans, Delta variant digressions and flexibility for staff amidst ongoing uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read about how QKA and other North Bay business leaders are handling yet another shift in on-site work plans...

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Mark Quattrocchi Shares Thoughts on Sustaining a Successful Firm

09/08/21

This summer, Founder and Principal Mark Quattrocchi shared his insights on the fundamentals of sustaining a successful education design firm in a feature article for School Construction News. He describes the importance of values as an anchor point, following one’s vision – even against the grain, and investing in the future. Highlighting examples of QKA’s rich 35-year history, M...

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QKA Again Ranked on National, Regional Engineering News-Record Top Design Firm Lists

06/28/21

An annual honor, QKA has ranked once again both regionally and nationally on Engineering News-Record California and Engineering News-Record's Top Design Firms lists. Standing at #54 of 86 firms statewide, QKA was also ranked as the #6 Education design firm and #16 strictly Architecture design firm in California. 

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Mark Quattrocchi Lends Expertise on Utilizing Outdoor Learning Environments

12/29/20

In a feature article penned for School Construction News, Mark Quattrocchi discusses the potential of outdoor classrooms as a pandemic-era solution by considering lessons from the past and presenting solutions for the present. He discusses common challenges for creating outdoor learning spaces and encourages decision-makers to think of the many ways these spaces can allow students a...

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Four QKA Projects Named Best in the North Bay

12/18/20

We're pleased to announce the selection of four QKA projects by the North Bay Business Journal for its annual "Top Real Estate Project Awards.” Kudos to our dedicated teams who worked to bring the following projects to life: Davidson Middle School’s new STEM building, San Rafael; El Molino High School’s new performing arts center, Forestville; Laurel Dell Elementary School's ca...

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QKA Projects Honored By American Institute of Architects, Redwood Empire

11/20/20

Our local American Institute of Architects, Redwood Empire (AIARE) chapter awarded high honors to two QKA projects in its 2020 Design Awards program. Historic Alameda High School’s seismic retrofit and restoration, which has been widely recognized in industry award programs this year, received an Honor Award. Mariano Castro Elementary School’s replacement campus in Mountain View received a Committee on the Environment Honor Award for its sustainable design. Additionally, we are particularly pleased to report that some of our own QKAers were part of a team that received a Small Project Design Award for their remarkable Social Seesaw project, created for an AIARE design competition to develop interactive, public art. We are thrilled to be recognized for design excellence by Northern California's top design authority!

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Press Democrat Highlights Mark Quattrocchi’s Charitable Endeavors

11/18/20

After catching wind that Mark Quattrocchi was recently named ‘Philanthropist of the Year’ by international nonprofit A Chance in Life (ACIL), the Press Democrat published a profile on Mark's charitable nature and pursuits, including QKA’s donation of WiFi hotspots to rural school districts this year. We have always been grateful to have a culture of giving here at QKA that has been modeled from the top and hope to inspire other North Bay businesses that have been fortunate throughout this pandemic to make community investment a core value, especially during these hard times. Thank you for leading by example, Mark!

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Mark Quattrocchi Featured on Real Perspectives Podcast

11/02/20

Mark Quattrocchi recently "sat down" with The Registry's Vlad Bosanac to discuss the intersection of career and community on an episode of the building industry-focused podcast. Hear Mark's perspectives on architecture and education's unique relationship, pre-COVID school design trends that will support students' return to the classroom, and what it really means to exert positive change as business leaders in the community.

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